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The Lived Experiences of Clinical Nurses Who working at the Women's Hospital Caring for Foreign Wives in Korea: A Narrative Study Approach
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The Lived Experiences of Clinical Nurses Who working at the Women's Hospital Caring for Foreign Wives in Korea: A Narrative Study Approach
Yih, Bongsook;
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This study explored the experience of clinical nurses caring for foreign wives in Korea. A narrative study approach within the qualitative research paradigm was applied in this study. The data were collected using individual in-depth interviews with 10 clinical nurses who had at least 5 years working experiences caring for foreign wives and their children in the Women and Children's clinical setting. The narrative stories of the clinical nurses were analyzed in the frame of culture-bounded nursing care. In the culture-bounded nursing care, ethnocentric viewpoints, acceptable viewpoints, and culture-based viewpoints were identified within the time frame. Significantly, the narrator identified herself as a therapeutic caregiver in the culture-based viewpoints providing tailored caregiving for foreign wives. This study requires cultural sensitivity of nurses who care for the people with different cultural backgrounds. Self-awareness would be the starting point to reach culturally competent nursing care.
Cultural Competency;Immigrant;Marriage;Qualitative Research;Transcultural Nursing;
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